The Flatbook Apartment Sublet Service Takes Care of Your Place

By: Alyson Wyers - May 13, 2015
References: flatbook.co & springwise
Perfect for college students who don't plan on sticking around for the summer, the apartment sublet service pays your rent when you are away. Montreal-based startup Flatbook is an application of the sharing economy in the hospitality industry. The new venture manages properties whose owners are away for extended periods of time. They also offer add-ons you won't find with an Airbnb rental, like pre-ordered groceries and an iPhone to help foreign travelers avoid roaming charges.

The subletting program guarantees that rent and utilities will be paid for leaseholders. This makes the apartment sublet scheme ideal for international students or for homeowners going away for at least two months. After filling out a questionnaire online, accepted leaseholders get free storage, $10,000 USD damage protection and their place looked after. Flatbook is currently operating in more than 30 cities internationally.